Why did it influence their training curriculum? 99% of all practitioners will not compete in the Olympics, so why gear training towards something that encompasses less than 1% of the TKD training? I know for fact that this entrence influenced the training because I did Kukkiwon TKD in a small, insignificant club and it was just as Olympic oriented as the bigger places. The kicking distribution was the biggiest tell off (and disinterest in patterns) . Now, I'm told todays KKW has reverted back to a more 50/50 Sparring/Patterns training, and the main reason being that patterns have these days an equal status to the sparring. But anyway, my question is about the past.